2. Olu Fashanu, LT, Penn State
Olu Fashanu could have declared last year, but he decided to come back to school. Fashanu turns 21 in December and is the most complete OT prospect in the entire class. He's also massive; standing at 6'6" and weighing 317 pounds. The length is there. The footwork is there. The pass protection and run blocking ability are there. He's a plug-and-play, day one starter at LT and a franchise cornerstone.
In the NFL, I believe good, great teams are built from the inside, out. If you don't have competent OL play, you won't go very far. I get that taking OL isn't the most sexy thing ever, but man, check out all of the good/great teams in the NFL... guess what, gang; they all have very good OL play.
The Patriots should do everything they can to lock-up Michael Onwenu long-term and should keep him at RT. Cole Strange is fine at guard and I think there's enough talent left in the building to get center and right guard in solid spots. Honestly, locking up Onwenu and drafting Fashanu would be two excellent moves at tackle.
The Patriots "big" tackle moves this past offseason were signing Riley Reiff and Calvin Anderson... This team needs to invest in a big-time, cornerstone player along the OL.